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Is Microsoft Outlook Express for blockingthe VBS file

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by surfbug, Jul 11, 2000.

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  1. surfbug

    surfbug Account Disabled Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Is Microsoft Outlook Express put the patch on the Outlook Expree E-mail for blocking the VBS file? There's a regular Outlook e-mail that has a patch if the people download it for blocking the VBS file.or When will Microsoft put the patch on the outlook express soon?

    Thanks,Bob

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  2. EAFiedler

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    Bob the best antivirus Attachment protector is yourself, don't open it if you are unsure of it's origins. Saying that, the I Love You Bug certainly had it's own appeal. I was bitten as it had a coworkers name on it who certainly wasn't in love with me, so I wanted to know why... Ten minutes later we all knew something was up.

    There is a simple way to view attachments without opening them. Hit Ctrl+F3 and a message source box will open, scroll down and if you see code then it is advisable to delete the entire e-mail. Shift+Delete.

    Now, there is another way to transmit a virus and it is through a Signature. The Kak worm is successfully doing that. I was protected the other night from viewing that Signature while in Outlook Express, a prompt came up asking if I wanted to run an activeX component not marked as safe. Being a bit more cautious with my own computer I said no and was rewarded with the reason. The poster was complaining about a signature being added that was calling for a kak.htm file. I also hit Ctrl+F3 and scrolling down the message source, I could read the entire code for the Kak virus. With that said these are my settings for Internet Zones in IE Tools>Internet Options>Security>Custom Level
    Running IE5 version 5.00.2314.1003 and Outlook Express 5
    ActiveX controls & Plug-ins
    Enabled
    Download Unsigned ActiveX Controls
    Prompt
    Initialize and script ActiveX Controls not marked as Safe
    Prompt
    Run ActiveX controls and Plug-Ins
    Enabled
    Script ActiveX Controls marked safe for scripting
    Enabled

    If your settings are higher I wouldn't advise changing them since you change them at your own risk.

    You might check with Microsoft themselves to see if they have a Security update for Outlook Express. This site security and this site slipstick might give you more information on how to better protect yourself or what is coming in the future.

    Sorry I could not give you a definitive Yes or No.
     
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